Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education: Expanding Opportunity for Underrepresented Students / Edition 1

Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education: Expanding Opportunity for Underrepresented Students / Edition 1

by Edward P. St. John, Glenda Droogsma Musoba
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415875250

ISBN-13: 9780415875257

Pub. Date: 07/01/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education examines two major challenges facing the nation. The first is preparing high school students for college, a reform that has been tackled largely through state policy initiatives. The second is creating new pathways to academic success for underrepresented students in higher education, a challenge that must

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Overview

Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education examines two major challenges facing the nation. The first is preparing high school students for college, a reform that has been tackled largely through state policy initiatives. The second is creating new pathways to academic success for underrepresented students in higher education, a challenge that must be addressed within a decentralized system of higher education.

  • Part one: Presents and documents key findings from research on K-12 education policy.
  • Part two: Provides action research using a state data system to inform colleges and universities.
  • Part three: Focuses on the future of policy and organizational initiatives to improve opportunity.

This book integrates studies conducted over nearly a decade and offers guidance on how best to understand and promote retention and success once students have gained access.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415875257
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I . Reforming Academic Preparation

2. Rationales for Reform

3. A National Challenge

4. Academic Preparation

Part II. Expanding Postsecondary Opportunity

5. Pathways Approach

6. Low-Income Students

7. College Transitions

8. Persistence and Academic Support

9. Making Changes

10. Degree Attainment

Part III. Pathways to Academic Success

11. Reforming Policy

12. Conclusion: Change on Campuses

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